Middle school is difficult for many students –friendships, academics, and everything else can impact students' mental health and well-being. Helping guide students through these emotions can be difficult but we’re grateful to the Carter family for providing students at Keithley Middle School with resources to express themselves. Through the HopeSparks Hip Hop Therapy group, students can break down barriers to therapeutic mental health practices. Learn more about the program in this article from The News Tribune.
Last week, the Franklin Pierce Schools Board of Directors took time to recognize the contributions of four previous school board members. This event was a longtime in the making followed by delays related to COVID-19, air quality and a community tragedy. Collectively, these four members contributed 44 years of service to the Franklin Pierce community.
A group of high school students are being recognized for their quick actions saving a bus driver who was experiencing a medical emergency in mid-December.
Just before 8 a.m. on Dec. 12, a school bus driver was driving students from Franklin Pierce and Washington high schools on 112th Street East in Puyallup, according to the Pierce County Sheriff's Department.
On Monday, Michael Fong, Director of the Washington State Department of Commerce, visited Harvard Elementary School to learn more about Harvard’s solar panel installation project, which was funded through a grant by the Department of Commerce. This grant allowed Franklin Pierce Schools to purchase 100kwh solar panels to install on the roof of Harvard and generate electricity for the school.
On Wednesday, a group of 17 teachers from National Kaohsiung University of Hospitality and Tourism in Taiwan visited Franklin Pierce High School. Their primary focus was seeing how classrooms in the US are innovating and working to better serve students.
These teachers were visiting via an educational exchange program at Pacific Lutheran University, which promotes partnership between universities and communities.